Longmynd House Lodges

Shropshire Hills

10694_0088 - Longmynd House - Lodge

Hidden in plain sight, there’s a well-kept countryside secret in the heart of England that might just surprise you with its wonderful upland walking, trails, history and heritage. Discover the heart of Shropshire from the lodges within the grounds of Longmynd House, stood on a wooded hillside above Church Stretton, on the border of England and Wales. Use these self-catering bases to gear up for a great day in the hills on walks full of rich variety. Stride out on the Long Mynd itself, a dramatic, isolated whaleback hill with an expanse of heather wilderness and deeply cut valleys, explore the Stiperstones and climb to the Iron Age fort on top of Caer Caradoc, or surround yourself with historic castles, market towns and trails of all kinds.

Longmynd House Lodges

Hill/Moorland Self-Catering Lodges ● 1 & 2 Bedrooms ● Standard check-in from 4pm ● Free Parking on site ● Free Wi-Fi throughout ● Walking Pack with route guides and maps ● Dogs Welcome

Rooms

These are delightful one and two bed lodges in a picturesque location, within walking distance of the Long Mynd and some of Shropshire’s most attractive hills. Set within the grounds of Longmynd House, these red brick bungalows offer great accommodation, with off road parking and a small deck area, for people looking to explore this beautiful part of the country.

The front door of the lodge enters into a lovely open plan large lounge, dining room and kitchen. Comfortable soft furnishings make this the ideal place to sink into after a day exploring. In the lounge there’s a flat screen TV and DVD player for relaxing in front of. This light space is further improved when the sliding doors are opened onto the small, private wooden deck that overlooks the gardens and woods of Longmynd House; sit out here at the end of the day, or stroll the woodland trail in the grounds that picks its way between animal sculptures.

The kitchen is well-equipped with a cooker, microwave, kettle and toaster. There is an under-counter fridge and freezer box to store food. Cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware are provided, and there is a dining table and chairs to eat around. Lodge 2 has a washing machine. Lodges 4, 5, 6 and 8 have a dishwasher.

Off the hallway are comfortable bedrooms. Lodges 2, 4 and 6 have a good-sized double bed. Lodge 5 can be converted from a double to a twin room as needed. Lodge 8 is the largest property, with two bedrooms; one with a double bed, one with twin beds. Each lodge has a clean, bright bathroom, with shower fitted above the bath. All bed linen and towels are provided.

Off-road parking is available in front of the lodges. There is free Wi-Fi throughout.

Discover Shropshire Hills

Local Area

The attractive small town of Church Stretton is around 10 minutes' walk downhill from Longmynd House. After the arrival of the railway, the town grew in the Victorian and Edwardian eras and became known as 'Little Switzerland' due to the dramatic hills on both sides of the valley. Today the town retains its bygone charm and has a range of facilities including a variety of small shops, banks, cafés, pubs and a supermarket.

During your stay at Longmynd House you may enjoy visiting the following places of interest, either in your free time, during a self-guided walking holiday or on your journey to and from Shropshire:

Ludlow

Easily reached by train, or around 20 minutes' drive away, Ludlow is a particularly attractive market town. The historic centre retains many of its medieval buildings, and is towered over by its well-preserved castle. In recent years the town has developed as something of a gastronomic centre, being home to celebrated Michelin-starred restaurants and many acclaimed local food producers. 

Ironbridge Gorge

A little further afield, about 45 minutes' drive from Church Stretton, are the many excellent museums of Ironbridge Gorge. Known as the 'birthplace of the Industrial Revolution' it was here that Abraham Darby perfected the manufacture of cast iron which was later used to build the area's iconic iron bridge across the River Severn. Today there are 10 museums in the gorge including the Museum of Iron, the Coleport China Museum and the excellent Blists Hill Victorian town. 

Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway is one of Britain's premier steam railways. This lovingly recreated Great Western Railway branch line is now run largely by volunteers and is home to an impressive collection of locomotives. As its name suggests, the line follows the rural valley of the River Severn from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster. The nearest station at Bridgnorth is about 40 minutes' drive from Church Stretton. 

Acton Scott Working Farm

Situated just 10 minutes' drive from Church Stretton, the Acton Scott Working Farm Museum is a living museum based around a restored Victorian farm. In recent years this has featured in the BBC2 series Victorian Farm and Escape in Time. 

Shrewsbury

Also easily reached by train, or a 30-minute drive, Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire. The town centre is particularly attractive, featuring many black and white timber houses dating from the 15th and 16th centuries.

Much Wenlock

The small town of Much Wenlock, about 30 minutes' drive from Church Stretton, is particularly attractive with many black and white timbered houses. Despite its small size, the town can claim to be the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games.

Hereford

The cathedral city of Hereford, is just under an hour's drive away, and can also be reached by direct train from Church Stretton. Hereford Cathedral houses a chained library and the famous Mappa Mundi, a 13th century map of the world. 

Attingham Park

Attingham Park is a grand 18th century house surrounded by an extensive deer park, located outside Shrewsbury, around 25 minutes' drive away. Now managed by the National Trust you can visit the ornate rooms and explore the walled garden and grounds. 

Powis Castle

This former medieval fortress has been re-modelled over more than 400 years – each generation adding to the magnificent collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and tapestries. The world-famous garden is overhung with clipped yews, and shelters rare and tender plants. Powis Castle is owned by the National Trust and is located near Welshpool, about 45 minutes' drive from Church Stretton. 

Chirk Castle

Just under an hour's drive north of Church Stretton, Chirk Castle is a fine medieval fortress completed in 1310. As well as military displays, the castle was also a domestic home for many centuries, and is surrounded by excellent gardens.  

Getting to Longmynd House Lodges

Travel Details

Our address is: Longmynd House, Cunnery Road, Church Stretton, Shropshire SY6 6AG
Tel: 01694 722244


By train:

The nearest train station is Church Stretton, which is less than a mile from Longmynd House. However the house and lodges are at the top of a steep hill (it has great views!) so a taxi is recommended.

For train times and route planning by train visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or phone 03457 48 49 50.

By taxi:

It is possible to pre-book a taxi. The journey from Church Stretton railway station takes approximately 15 minutes. You can pre-book a taxi from our recommended taxi company, Alan’s Cab. As a guide price, it cost £17 per 4-seat taxi in 2019. 8-seat taxis are also available at a higher rate. Please pre-book your taxi at least 7 days in advance by contacting:

Alan's Cab*
Tel: +44 (0) 7970 683126
Email: alanbrough207@btinternet.com

The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the Longmynd HouseManager.
*Alan's Cab is not owned or managed by HF Holidays

IMPORTANT NOTE: All taxi companies in Church Stretton are booked for school runs between 2pm and 4:30pm.

By car:

Follow the A49 to Church Stretton. At the traffic lights turn off the A49 into the town. At the first T junction turn left into the High Street. Go straight over the mini-roundabout, and then take the next right into Cunnery Road. Follow the road up a steep hill and around a hairpin bend. Longmynd House is at the top of the hill on the left hand side. Look out for our sign. The lodges are on the right just before the main house. A car park is available in the grounds with free parking.